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This course will teach you essential skills at Level 3 to prepare you for further training within the Carpentry field of the construction environment, specialising in flooring, roofing, stairs, doors, mouldings, using machinery and planning/pricing work.

You will learn about Health and Safety and the units listed below will help you to begin, or continue, your journey towards employment within the construction industry or further study to enhance your employability.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core units:

    • Health, safety and welfare in construction
    • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing
    • Carry out second fixing operations
    • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
    • Carry out first fix roofing and stairs
    • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings
    • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is ideal if you have an interest in carpentry and construction and wish to gain a Level 3 qualification in Level 3 Carpentry.

  • How is the course assessed?
    • Practical task
    • Assignment
    • Online multi-choice exams
  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme this could be a vocational or technical qualification. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can.

    Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career.

    If you have chosen to study for a T Level qualification, this will involve college-based theory and practice lessons along with relevant work placement to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.

    Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

    All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses).

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • The principles of environment, health, safety and welfare and how they must be applied

    • Know how to interpret and produce relevant information from drawings, specifications and work instructions including the basic principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD)

    • How to carry out first fixing work.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Identify and apply safe working practices in accordance with current legislation, health, safety and welfare regulations

    • Carry out first fixing work including installation of timber frames and linings, coverings, flat roof decking, straight flights of stairs and erecting timber stud partitions

    • Carry out second fixing work including installation of service encasement, cladding, wall and floor units and fitments.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Effective communication: oral, written, listening, body language, presentation

    • Working effectively: undertake the work in a reliable and productive manner
    • Adaptability: be able to adjust to changes to work instructions.
  • General info

    You will need to have personal protective equipment such as eye protection, overalls and safety boots. We will provide you with a list before you join the course. You may be able to apply to the College Bursary Fund for help with paying for these items.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities
    • Employment as a Carpenter/Joiner
    • Self employment
    • Apprenticeship within the construction industry
  • Entry Requirements for new students

    Four GCSEs at Grade 9-4. It will be a requirement to have a Level 2 Carpentry qualification to progress on to this Level 3 qualification.

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.